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2th DMZ Docs(2010)

I AM DOCU



Steam of Life

Joonas Berghäll, Mika HOTAKAINEN

  • Finland
  • 2010
  • 81min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

Naked Finnish men sit in the sauna and speak straight from their heart. In the warmth from rusty stoves these men cleanse themselves both physically and mentally. takes us on a sauna tour of Finland where touching reflections about love, death, birth and friendship are shared in sincere whispers. With simplicity and exceptional intimacy, the filmmakers capture vast Finnish landscapesand the naked souls of these vulnerable storytellers, creating a poetic portrayal of Finnish men.

Review

Director

  • Joonas Berghäll

    Joonas Berghäll was born in 1977 in Kemi. He has studied film producing (2000 – 2005) at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, School of Art and Media. He has been involved in filmmaking since 1998. Today he is a film director, producer and owner of the Oktober Production Company. Documentary films produced by him, and , were awarded the State Quality Support for cinema productions in Finland in 2007 and 2008.  In the Steam of Life (2009)Freedom to Serve (2004)​ 

  • Mika HOTAKAINEN

    Mika Hotakainen was born in1977 and has graduated as a fiction director in 2004 from Helsinki polytechnic university, Stadia. Mika has been working in television and film industry since 1998. He has directed a long documentary films called and , and also short fiction . He is part owner of Oktober Production Company. Loose Wires (2010) In the Steam of Life (2009)Visitor (2006) Freedom to Serve (2004)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerJoonas Berghäll
  • Cinematography Heikki FÄRM, Jani KUMPULAINEN
  • Editor Timo PELTOLA
  • Music Jonas BOHLIN
  • Sound Christian CHRISTENSEN

Distributor / World Sales

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